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Situated beneath a grove of muchenja (ebony) trees, the three rustic chalets of Crocodile River Camp all boast views across a wetland where you can see an abundance of wildlife without stirring.

Each chalet has an en suite bathroom and overlooks a dambo that attracts an abundance of wildlife. Built from natural materials sourced locally, with an imaginative design, they offer a simple, yet comfortable accommodation in South Luangwa National Park.

The highlight of any stay at Crocodile River is being able to walk to its sister camp, Chikoko Tree Camp, which takes some three to four hours on well-worn trails created by elephants and hippos. A great way to experience a walking safari in the Luangwa Valley, following in the footsteps of David Livingstone.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Sacred Combe Safari

This small group trip visits Zambia’s sensational South Luangwa National Park - home of the walking safari - and is jointly led by author Simon Barnes and Wildlife Worldwide founder Chris Breen. Their shared passion for the area and its abundant wildlife guarantee an illuminating and fun experience!

  • When to go: Sep-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,375 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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South Luangwa National Park

Comprising some 9,050 square kilometres of unspoilt African wilderness, South Luangwa is undoubtedly the jewel of Zambia’s national parks and a magnet to outstanding wildlife, particularly leopard. Its eastern boundary is the meandering Luangwa River whose regular changes in course leave scenic oxbow lagoons.

  • Where: Eastern Province
  • Ideal for viewing: leopard, Cookson’s wildebeest, Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra, African elephant
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Vehicle safaris, Walking with wildlife, Just Conservation